Announcing the 2nd Annual TRANSIT Residency for CAKE 2016!

As per a CAKE e-mail!:


CAKE is proud to announce our continuing partnership with Transit Residency and Chicago Public Resources Center (ChiPRC) as applications open for the second annual inbound comics artist residency!

Transit Residency is looking for non-Chicago-based cartoonists and zinesters to apply for a chance to spend the 2 weeks leading up to CAKE (May 29 – June 12) creating work at the beautiful ChiPRC studio/workspace. The winner of this juried residency is awarded a stipend of $1000 to help cover travel and lodging expenses. They will also receive a free table space at CAKE as well as integration into programming at CAKE 2016!

Last year Transit and ChiPRC hosted Ignatz nominee and Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner Roman Muradov, who wrote about his experience here for the Transit blog. We hope all of our out of town exhibitors, friends, and visitors will apply! For more information, please follow this link.

The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. If you have any questions about the residency, please contact Meredith Winer at

New Stuff This Week

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The Zine Makers To Do List $3.00 – Keep your new year zine resolution!


Zines by Amy Burek:
Quit Your Job And Eat Pizza #1 & #2 $2.50 each
Drinking Stories $4.00
Lists of Lists of Lists of Lists of Wikipedia $5.00

Mizred Diaries #1 and #2 by Iris Petersen $8.00 each

Bayonet by Nick Hoffman $5.00 – Dancing devils, Satanic altars and and everyone’s favorite! Garbage Baby! If you like punk drawing zines then this is a must have. -CH

Love Me Love My Belly #1 $10.00 and #2 $9.50 each

Zines by Kiernan Dunn $8.50 each
Cat Lover #2
Ambiguous Lesbian Outing
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Fan Zine/Hangin’ with the Scoobies (see below)


How Do You Like What You Have $6.00

Brooklyn To Mars #9 $7.99

Put a Egg On It #11 Winter 15 16 $8.00


ITDN #3 by Andy Burkholder $5.00


Perfume of Lilacs TPB by Samuel Leblanc $25.99

White People by Ibrahim Ineke $24.99

Girl Crazy by Gilbert Hernandez (Dark Horse) $17.99

Dream Dreams by Emilie Gleason $11.00


Dream Spectres 2: Kabuki Nightmares: Ukiyo-e Ghosts, Magic & Mayhem (Ukiyo-e Master Series) by Jack Hunter (Shinbaku) $39.95


Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams (McSweeney’s) $20.00 – Unsettling, revelatory, and downright funny very short stories.



Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye by Michael Shermer $28.00

Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson by Juan F. Thompson $26.95

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton $16.00


A History of U.S. Feminisms by by Rory Cooke Dicker (Seal Press) $18.00

Becoming a Citizen Activist by Nick Licata $16.95


Marijuana Horticulture Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide to Cannabis Cultivation and Hashish Production by K of Trichrome Technologies (Green Candy Press) $30.00


Juxtapoz #181 Feb 2016 $6.99

Laphams Quarterly vol 9 #1 Winter 16 $17.00

Hi Fructose #38 New Contemporary Art Magazine $7.95

Maximumrocknroll #392 Jan 16 $4.99

High Times Best of #79 15 Special Collectors Issue, The Cannibus Cup $6.99

Ugly Things #40 Fall Win 15 Flamin Groovies $9.95

The Big Takeover #77 $5.99

Tattoo Horror Special #14 $9.99

Girls and Corpses vol 9 Win 15 $8.95

American Atheist 4th Quarter 15 Why Atheists Must Vote $4.95

In These Times Jan 16 $3.50

Ghetto Blaster #42 $4.50

Lula #21 Great Greta $19.99

Far Ride vol 3 Documenting Cycling Journeys Around the World $18.00

Nostalgia Digest Win 16 Jimmy Durante $4.50

TSQ vol 2 #4 Nov 15 Transgender Studies Quarterly $12.00

Shindig #51 Slade $12.99

Famous Monsters of Filmland #283 $9.99

Victory Journal #10 $16.00

Skeptic vol 20 #4 15 $6.95

Atlantis Rising #115 $6.95

Delayed Gratification #20 $20.00

Inventory #13 Fall Win 15 $20.00

Skeptical Inquirer vol 40 #1 Lying About Polygraph Tests $5.99

Tom Tom Magazine #24 Win 15 Time $6.00


N+1 Negation #24 New Age $14.95

Granta #133 Fall 15 What Have We Done $16.99

The Paris Review #215 $20.00

Ebbceptance by Kelly Cree $10.00

Pray Pray Pray by Kristin E. Anderson $9.50

Words for Worlds by Andrew Miller $8.00

Myth and Magic by Nicci Mechler $10.00

Prelude #2 $14.95


Buddhist Art Coloring Book 1: Auspicious Symbols and Mythical Motifs from the Tibetan Tradition by Robert Beer (Shambhala) $15.95

Backyard Farming: Composting : How to Plan, Build, and Maintain Your Own Compost System for a Healthy and Vibrant Garden by Kim Pezza $5.95 – Easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers.


Patches Are Back!

Patch 2016 Scanned

Back in Stock! Quimby’s Patches! 5-color beauties for easy stitching!

Because we remembered there’s a hole in your favorite hoodie, we made you Quimby’s patches to fix it with! Our Quimby’s logo patches are 3″ round and crafted by our friends at Patches4Less.

Order yours now here:

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January Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter

Don’t get the Quimby’s newsletter in your e-mail? Well, why not? Sign up at here. And of course be sure to add us to your address book or contacts, and if you have gmail, be sure to check your “Promotions” box to make sure our e-mails don’t end up there. Want to see what you’ve been missing in our monthly news with notable new titles, event listings and other announcements? Here’s a link to the January one that just went out!

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New Stuff This Week

What a hilarious place on the #Quimbys new table for someone to leave their gas pills.

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Last Night at the Casino #10 Dec 15 $3.00

Communicating Vessels #26 Fall Win 14 15 by Anthony Walent $3.50


Deathcat Comics Skullguts issues #2 + #3 $6.00 each

All Ages: Colouring Book of Worries and Reassurances by Sarah Mangle $18.00


Gahan Wilson’s Out There: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Cartoons of Writing of Gahan Wilson (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Ronald Searle’s America by Matt Jones (Fantagraphics) $85.00

Locke and Key: Shades of Terror Adult Coloring Book (IDW) by s: Gabriel Rodriguez & Joe Hill $9.99

Making Jamie by Kyle Bravo $12.00


Sharon Tate: A Life by Ed Sanders (DaCapo) $25.99 – Ed Sanders gave readers their clearest insight yet into the disturbing world of Charles Manson and his followers when he published The Family in 1971. Continuing that journalistic tradition, Sanders presents the most thorough look ever into the heartbreaking story of Sharon Tate, the iconic actress who found love, fame, and ultimately tragedy during her all-too-brief life.

Ancient Egyptian Magic by Eleanor Harris (Weiser) $18.95


Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film by Kenneth Turn (PublicAffairs) $16.99 – Cultural criticism, historical anecdote, and inside-Hollywood controversy from someone who grew up watching the Million Dollar Movie on WOR-TV Channel 9 in New York, a daily showcase for older Hollywood features.


100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Math and the Arts by John D. Barrow $16.95


The Pitchfork Review #8 Fall 15 $19.95

At Large #3 Fall Win 15 $20.00

Backwoodsman vol 37 #1 Jan Feb 16 $5.50


Remains by Jesús Castillo (McSweeneys) $20.00

Kids by JM Francheteau $1.00

The First Line vol 17 #4 Win 15 $4.00

The Last Line #2 Win 15 $3.00


Elska #2 Berlin Germany $18.50